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Skills available for Idaho fifth-grade science standards

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PS Physical Sciences

  • PS1-5 Matter and Its Interactions

    • PS1-5-1 Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

      • PS1-5-1.PS1.A Structure and Properties of Matter

        • PS1-5-1.PS1.A.i Matter of any type can be subdivided into particles that are too small to see, but even then the matter still exists and can be detected by other means. A model showing that gases are made from matter particles that are too small to see and are moving freely around in space can explain many observations, including the inflation and shape of a balloon and the effects of air on larger particles or objects.

    • PS1-5-2 Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.

    • PS1-5-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

      • PS1-5-3.PS1.A Structure and Properties of Matter

        • PS1-5-3.PS1.A.i Measurements of a variety of properties can be used to identify materials. (Boundary: At this grade level, mass and weight are not distinguished, and no attempt is made to define the unseen particles or explain the atomic-scale mechanism of evaporation and condensation.)

    • PS1-5-4 Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

  • PS2-5 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

    • PS2-5-1 Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.

      • PS2-5-1.PS2.B Types of Interactions

        • PS2-5-1.PS2.B.i The gravitational force of Earth acting on an object near Earth's surface pulls that object toward the planet's center.

  • PS3-5 Energy

    • PS3-5-1 Use models to describe that energy in animals' food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

      • PS3-5-1.PS3.D Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

      • PS3-5-1.LS1.C Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

        • PS3-5-1.LS1.C.i Food provides animals with the materials they need for body repair and growth and the energy they need to maintain body warmth and for motion.

LS Life Sciences

ESS Earth and Space Sciences

  • ESS1-5 Earth's Place in the Universe

    • ESS1-5-1 Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.

      • ESS1-5-1.ESS1.A The Universe and its Stars

        • ESS1-5-1.ESS1.A.i The sun is a star that appears larger and brighter than other stars because it is closer. Stars range greatly in their distance from Earth.

    • ESS1-5-2 Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

      • ESS1-5-2.ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System

        • ESS1-5-2.ESS1.B.i The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis between its North and South poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year.

  • ESS2-5 Earth's Systems

    • ESS2-5-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.

      • ESS2-5-1.ESS2.A Earth Materials and Systems

        • ESS2-5-1.ESS2.A.i Earth's major systems are the geosphere (solid and molten rock, soil, and sediments), the hydrosphere (water and ice), the atmosphere (air), and the biosphere (living things, including humans). These systems interact in multiple ways to affect Earth's surface materials and processes. The ocean supports a variety of ecosystems and organisms, shapes landforms, and influences climate. Winds and clouds in the atmosphere interact with the landforms to determine patterns of weather.

    • ESS2-5-2 Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

      • ESS2-5-2.ESS2.C The Roles of Water in Earth's Surface Processes

        • ESS2-5-2.ESS2.C.i Nearly all of Earth's available water is in the ocean. Most fresh water is in glaciers or underground; only a tiny fraction is in streams, lakes, wetlands, and the atmosphere.

  • ESS3-5 Earth and Human Activity